Teacher in TET

Boroondara, Australia
03 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Foundations & Pathways, Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE)
  • Sessional Teacher from $65.02 per hour (depending on level of teaching qualifications)
  • Hawthorn campus location

About Swinburne

Swinburne was recognised as a leader in tertiary education when awarded 'Large Training Provider of the Year' at the Australian Training Awards. As a dual sector university offering both Vocational Education and University programs we provide intersectoral pathways from vocational certificates through to PhDs, offering everyone the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

About the role

The Sessional TAFE Teacher – Mechatronics works in an intersectoral institution providing opportunities to work across a diverse range of programs from certificate level through to intersectoral programs. Within the Swinburne TAFE context, this includes teaching delivery and assessment utilising multiple learning modes, recognition of prior learning, quality assurance under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), course development, personal professional development, client interaction and contribution towards achieving departmental and divisional objectives.

The Swinburne TAFE Learning and Teaching Plan is underpinned by three goals:

  • Serving the Needs of Clients
  • Developing Graduate Attributes
  • Ensuring Quality

The responsibilities of the TAFE teacher extends to the provision of administrative support functions necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the teaching department from course enquiry/advice through to assessing and determining the training requirements of clients.

The position holder will be required to teach in the following programs:

  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Mechatronics, Electronics or electrical courses

The position holder should be able to contribute to teaching in some of the following subject areas:

  • Programming PLCs, Embedded micro controllers
  • SCADA interface (working with Labview an advantage)
  • Digital and analogue technologies
  • Mechatronics and Robotics

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110 or its successor) Relevant degree or vocational qualification in vocational areas applicable to Vocational Education Programs AQF5 level (or above) Qualification in Education

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Lei Shi, TET Engineering on +61 3 9214 5049.

Refer to position number: TBC

Applications close: 5 pm Friday 18 August 2017.

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